CE assists DISH and EarthLink in comments on Comcast/NBCU transaction

p>Led by Professor Simon J. Wilkie and Dr. Michael A .Williams, CE was retained by DISH Network and EarthLink to provide comments to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) and the U.S. Department of Justine, Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) regarding the likely competitive effects of Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal. Professor Wilkie and Dr. Williams met with FCC and DOJ staff on numerous occasions and presented the results of their research. The FCC and DOJ approved the transaction, subject to restrictions that (1) allow rival Multichannel Video Programming Distributors “(MVPDs”) to obtain access to the content owned by Comcast/NBCU and (2) provide Online Video Distributors (“OVDs”) equal access to content.

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